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    1963 Interview with Malcolm X

    Nation of Islam leader Malcolm X was interviewed by sociology graduate student Herman Blake and professor John Leggett. Malcolm X argued against racial integration and discussed the…

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    In Depth with Peniel Joseph

    Author and historian Peniel Joseph talked about his life and career. He also responded to viewers' calls, Facebook comments, electronic mails, and tweets on topics such as rewriting…

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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony Honoring 1963 Birmingham Bombing Victims

    House and Senate leaders posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal to the victims of the 1963 16th St. Baptist Church bombing. On September 15, 1963, shortly after the…

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    White House Daily Briefing on George Zimmerman Verdict

    During the regular briefing, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney responded to questions about President Obama’s statement about the not-guilty verdict in the Florida trial of…

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    Integration of the University of Mississippi

    In the fall of 1962, James Meredith became the first African American admitted to the University of Mississippi. His enrollment caused a major confrontation between the Kennedy…

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    Book Discussion on Snow-Storm in August

    Jefferson Morley, Washington correspondent for Salon recounts the first race riot in Washington, D.C. in August 1835. The riotswere followed by two criminaltrialstried by the City’s…

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    Race Relations and Reconciliation

    John Franklin and Rajmohan Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, discussed race relations and paths towards race reconciliation in the U.S.

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    Jews and Race Relations in the South

    Panelists talked about southern Jews and race relations.  This event was part of the Lincoln Legacy Project, a five-year Ford’s Theatre effort dealing with the issues of…

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    Book Discussion on Remembering Scottsboro: The Legacy of an Infamous Trial

    George Washington University professor James Miller talked about his book, Remembering Scottsboro: The Legacy of an Infamous Trial. He was interviewed at George Washington University in…

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    Book Discussion on Red Summer

    Cameron McWhirter, staff reporter for the WallStreet Journal, recounted the violence against African Americans that erupted throughout the United States from April to November 1919, deemed…

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    1863 New York City Draft Riots

    Harold Holzer moderated a discussion of New York City’s only “Civil War Battle,” the 1863 Draft Riot. In the summer of 1863, riots erupted in New York City over new…

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    Murdered Civil Rights Workers

    A series of recorded telephone conversations between President Johnson and F.B.I. Director Hoover was aired about the murder in Mississippi of three civil rights workers, James Chaney,…

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    Interview with Zaheer Ali

    Zaheer Ali talked about Manning Marable’s book Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention. Mr. Ali discussed his role in the writing of the late Dr. Marable’s biography of…

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    Book Discussion on Theology of Hate

    George Michael talked about the history of the World Church of the Creator (now known as the Creativity Movement), a white supremacist organization that has been convicted of multiple acts…

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    Book Discussion on Never Been a Time

    Harper Barnes talked about and read excerpts from his book, Never Been a Time: The 1917 Race Riot That Sparked the Civil Rights Movement, published by Walker and Company. The book…

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    Book Discussion on Slavery By Another Name

    Douglas Blackmon talked about his book Slavery By Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II, published by Doubleday. He talked about the…

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    Kerner Commission 40 Years Later

    Professor Roger Wilkins talked about the 40th anniversary of the Kerner Commission Report on the 1967 race riots. He also talked about the state of race relations in the U.S. today, as…

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    Detroit State of the City Address

    Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick delivered his seventh state of the city address in the Orchestra Hall inside of the Max M. Fisher Music Center in Detroit. At the conclusion of his speech…

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    Book Discussion on Race: A History Beyond Black and White

    Marc Aronson talked about his book Race: A History Beyond Black and White, published by Ginee Seo Books. In his book the young adult author explores the history of race and racial…

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    McKinney Presidential Campaign

    Former Representative Cynthia McKinney talked about her bid for the Green Party presidential nomination which she announced in December 2007. She focused on racial issues.  She spoke…

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